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To provide patients with better value and results, CMS has issued a final rule regarding the inpatient-only list of surgical procedures. This list includes procedures that typically are only provided in the inpatient setting and not paid under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Criteria for removing procedure from the inpatient-only list includes determining that the procedure is performed in numerous hospitals on an outpatient basis. For example, total knee arthroplasty moved from the list starting in 2018. Total hip arthroplasty is expected to be removed from the list in 2020.
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